Anti-link road campaigners keen to show Combe Haven beauty

Combe Haven Defenders in Hastings Town Centre.
Combe Haven Defenders in Hastings Town Centre.

ANTI-LINK Road campaigning group the Combe Haven Defenders launched an exhibition of photographs and artwork inspired by the valley and its wildlife.

The travelling exhibition opened in Wellington Place last Saturday (September 8). It features photos of the Valley and its wildlife taken by photographer Oliver Tookey, author of Hastings Beautiful Town, as well as a painting by artist Emily Johns.

Spokesperson Gabriel Carlyle said: “Interestingly the response was overwhelmingly positive, we didn’t know what to expect. There was no antagonism, even from people who disagreed with us.”

The exhibition is part of a series of events leading up to a rally and camp in the valley on September 29 and 30, to develop peaceful resistance to the road. Guided walks will depart on Saturday September from Bexhill Station, Bulverhythe, and Crowhurst Station. The exhibition will next Saturday be travelling to Devonshire Road, Behill from 10am to noon, and Wellington Place in Hastings from 2pm to 4pm.